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Herbert takes 'For My Boys Tour' into Top Fuel Countdown to 1

Doug Herbert's life was forever changed when his two sons died in a January car accident. Seven months later, the Top Fuel driver realizes he still has plenty to live for -- on and off the track, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: August 30, 2008, 7:15 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

CLERMONT, Ind. -- Seven months later, the pain hasn't lessened. There are still reminders at every stop on the NHRA calendar, from donations to pictures to heartfelt condolences.

When Doug Herbert's two sons -- Jon, 17, and James, 12 -- were killed Jan. 26 in a car accident near their home in Lincolnton, N.C., the Top Fuel driver's existence was changed forever. But at the U.S. Nationals -- where a year ago he was riding the wave from one of the biggest moments of his ...

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